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Music and Language in Duna Pikono

Gillespie, Kirsty; San Roque, Lila

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[Extract] The relationship between music and language has been a topic of scholarship for many years, across the academic world. In the Duna �sung story� genre of pikono, systems of music and language are interdependent and it is this relationship that our chapter explores. In keeping with the topic of this volume, our discussion only relates to pikono that is sung. Sung pikono is considered by the Duna to be the height of the craft, and this is the mode of delivery for male performances. Women...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2011
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/36110
Source: Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context
Book Title: Sung Tales from the Papua New Guinea Highlands: Studies in Form, Meaning, and Sociocultural Context
DOI: /10.22459/STPNGH.08.2011.03
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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